(110 ILCS 947/87)
Coordination of reviews.
In accordance with the Federal Higher
Education Act of 1965, as amended, the Commission is designated as the Illinois
agency ultimately responsible for the coordination of reviews of Illinois
postsecondary institutions in cooperation with the Board of Higher Education,
State Board of Education, Department of Professional Regulation, Secretary of
State, Department of Transportation and other appropriate State agencies. As
such, the Commission is granted the powers and duties necessary for the proper
implementation and execution of these functions, including rulemaking.
The eligibility of schools to operate in Illinois shall be determined in
accordance with audit and review information provided by the Commission to
the appropriate State agencies. These eligibility audits shall apply rules
that are consistent with those of the Federal Higher Education Act concerning
institutional eligibility and program integrity.
The Commission is authorized to provide or coordinate with the Board of
Higher Education, State Board of Education, the Department of
Professional Regulation, Secretary of State, Department of Transportation and
other involved agencies, administration of institutional reviews for all
institutions participating in the Federal Title IV Financial Aid programs:
1. at least once every 3 years;
2. at least once a year when it appears a school is
out of, or will soon be out of, compliance with stated eligibility standards; and
3. within 2 months of, or as soon as practicable
following, a request from a State or Federal agency citing questionable activities or changes in the school's financial, operations or management status or practices.
Federal funds provided through the United States Department of Education are
to be used in enabling the Commission and other appropriate State agencies to
conduct the oversight activities prescribed in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-483.)